Calendar

Oct
1
Tue
2019
Lincolnshire – Lincolnshire Uprising (County Day)
Oct 1 all-day

 

 

Oct
22
Tue
2019
British Virgin Islands – St. Ursula’s Day
Oct 22 all-day
Oct
25
Fri
2019
Northamptonshire – St Crispin’s Day (County Day)
Oct 25 all-day

The county day was chosen as part of the vote that also selected the county flag. The other options in the vote can be considered to be other particularly appropriate dates on which the Northamptonshire flag can be flown. These include:

5th January – Death of Philippa of England – Born in the historic county of Northamptonshire, she became Queen, and even Regent, of Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

26th February – Radar first demonstrated – In Upper Stowe.

31st May – Death of Waltheof – 1st Earl of the county and last of the Anglo-Saxon earls.

28th July – Battle of Talavera – Battle honour and anniversary of the Northamptonshire Regiment, who became nicknamed “The Heroes of Talavera”

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Essex – St. Cedd’s Day (County Day)
Oct 26 all-day

 

 

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Lancashire – Anniversary of the First Lancastrian Parliamentarians (County Day)
Nov 27 all-day
Nov
28
Thu
2019
Bedfordshire – Birth of John Bunyan (County Day)
Nov 28 all-day

The county day was chosen as part of a vote. The other options in the vote can be considered to be other particularly appropriate dates on which the Bedfordshire flag can be flown. These include:

19th January – Earldom of Bedford recreated who would go on to be the Dukes of Bedford, 1550.
12th April – Bedfordshire County Council was officially granted a coat of arms, 1951.
20th June – Great siege of Bedford Castle begins, 1224.
13th August – Battle of Blenheim (1704) – regimental anniversary of the Bedfordshire Regiment.
2nd September – Birthday of prison reformer, John Howard, 1726.
14th October – The first flight of R101 airship from Cardington hangers, 1929
6th November – The 1st and 2nd battalions met outside of Ypres, 1914.
15th November – Bedfordshire got its own high sheriff, 1575.
25th November – St. Catherine’s Day, patron saint of spinners, weavers & lace makers.
15th December – Birthday of athlete, Harold Abrahams, 1899.

Caernarfonshire – Death of Owain Gwynedd (County Day)
Nov 28 all-day
Nov
30
Sat
2019
Scotland – St Andrew’s Day (National Day)
Nov 30 all-day
Dec
15
Sun
2019
Alderney – Homecoming Day (National Day)
Dec 15 all-day
Jan
23
Thu
2020
Pitcairn Islands – Bounty Day
Jan 23 all-day